Electric vehicles (EVs) are more popular than ever with May seeing an 18.7% increase in the number of new pure electric vehicles registered, according to the SMMT.
For motorists looking for a used electric vehicle, vehicle valuation experts at HPI have selected five of the best EVs to buy for under £10,000.
“Drivers are becoming increasingly comfortable with electric vehicles as the technology improves,” said Chris Plumb, motoring expert at HPI.
“Second-hand models are becoming more affordable and can offer cost effective motoring. Our picks provide value for money and are likely to hold their value in the years to come.”
|Model||New Price (£)||Target retail value, 15 Plate, 30,000 miles (£)|
|NISSAN LEAF Visa 5dr Auto (2013 – 2017)||26,125||9,795|
|RENAULT ZOE i-Expression Nav 5dr Auto (2015 – 2016)||23,440||7,850|
|CITROEN C ZERO 5dr Auto (2011 —-)||20,440||7,525|
|MITSUBISHI I-MIEV 5dr Keiko Auto (2012 – 2015)||28,499||7,295|
|PEUGEOT ION 5dr Auto (2011 —-)||20,440||7,095|
The entry level Nissan Leaf offers a published range of 124 miles and would interest someone looking for a practical electric family car. With a similar range to the Leaf, the Renault Zoe is seen as an alternative option.
The very similar Citroen C Zero, Mitsubishi I-MIEV and Peugeot ION offer value for money if you are looking to enter the world of EV’s or looking for a cheap second car to run.
With the manufacturers stating they can do around 92 miles on a charge, they are ideal for driving to the station or popping to shops. These cars can cost as little as £1.50 to £2.50 to charge.
Drivers of electric vehicles also benefit from additional savings that include zero road tax, no congestion charges and some councils even offer free on-street parking.